I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that about seven o'clock on Saturday night, the 10th October last, an outrage was perpetrated at Caherbullane, near Corofin, by Ennis, county Clare, when three gun shots and five revolver shots were discharged at a man named John Cahill and his uncle Thomas Cahill, some of the pellets striking the former on the cheek and legs; how many arrests have been made; what sentences have been passed on the perpetrators of the outrage; and what reason is assigned by the police for the attack.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The facts are substantially as stated in the Question. John Cahill was slightly injured, one grain of shot striking him in the cheek and another in the leg. No arrests have been made. It would be contrary to practice to state any suspicions the police may have as to the reason for the attack.